1. predecessor

noun. ['ˈprɛdəˌsɛsɝ'] one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office).


  • forefather
  • precursor

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A common misspelling of predecessor is precedessor

Example sentences of the word predecessor

1. Noun, singular or mass
Acquired data sat on a shelf, and his hand-written notes were burnt by his predecessor.

Quotes containing the word predecessor

1. On receiving from the people the sacred trust twice confided on my illustrious predecessor, and which he has discharged so faithfully and so well, I know that I can not expect to perform the arduous task with equal ability and success.
- Martin Van Buren

2. it is easy to surpass a predecessor, but difficult to avoid being surpassed by a successor.
- Eiji Yoshikawa, Musashi

2. predecessor

noun. ['ˈprɛdəˌsɛsɝ'] something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone.


  • harbinger
  • herald
  • indication
  • indicant
  • precursor


  • descendant